Nerdy standup comedy in Brooklyn
posted April 21, 2011 7:15 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 23 at 8:00 PM, Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton St, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Have you ever thought, "I wish Sumana Harihareswara would do some standup comedy about project management, Linux, relationships, Agile, public transit, science fiction, and These Kids Today"? I'm performing half an hour of geeky standup in the basement of a church in Greenpoint. 8-8:30pm.
136 Milton Street between Manhattan and Franklin.

Directions: Take the G train to Greenpoint, and get out on the Greenpoint Ave. side, or take the 7 or L train and then grab the B62 bus to Greenpoint Ave. Pass the 7-Eleven and turn the corner at Milton. It's the small white church on the left hand side of the street. Careful to come to the basement, not the meeting hall; we are not the AA meeting!
posted by brainwane to Performance (2 comments total)

I can attest to Sumana's awesomeness, and if I did not already have a birthday party that I'm committed to, I'd be there with bells on.

(Sumana co-edited the super cool sci fi anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments which I have just discovered was never the subject of a MetaFilter post, which is a shame. Off to the front page to post now...)
posted by ocherdraco at 1:47 PM on April 22, 2011

Ack! But I can't post it because I'm a friend of Sumana's! Curses! Foiled again!

Here's the post I drafted, anyway:
"In December of 2008 I began to daydream about an ideal market for short speculative fiction. It would pay reasonable rates, it would publish online to reduce overhead, it would liberate stories with a Creative Commons license that allowed for derivative works. Most of all, it would publish only stories that I thought were great. I realized that 1) there was no reason I couldn’t do this, and 2) even in my daydream I was implicitly the one doing it, because how else is the editor supposed to know what I think is great? ... I told Sumana about the plan, and she liked it, and we did it." The result? Thoughtcrime Experiments. (Quote from "Appendix A: How to Do This and Why.")

posted by ocherdraco at 1:54 PM on April 22, 2011

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